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1. Dances with Wolves (1990)

PG-13 | 181 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

8.0
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72 Metascore

Lt. John Dunbar, exiled to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.

Director: Kevin Costner | Stars: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant

Votes: 199,895 | Gross: $184.21M

2. Superman (1978)

PG | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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86 Metascore

An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando

Votes: 135,004 | Gross: $134.22M

3. My Own Private Idaho (1991)

R | 104 min | Drama

7.1
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77 Metascore

Two best friends living on the streets of Portland as hustlers embark on a journey of self discovery and find their relationship stumbling along the way.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, James Russo, William Richert

Votes: 39,715 | Gross: $6.40M

4. Badlands (1973)

PG | 94 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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90 Metascore

An impressionable teenage girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend embark on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates, Ramon Bieri

Votes: 51,692

5. Breaker Morant (1980)

PG | 107 min | Drama, History, War

7.9
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Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson, John Waters, Bryan Brown

Votes: 10,581

6. The Quest (1976)

60 min | Western

7.3
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Morgan and Quentin Beaudine are two brothers in the West, who were separated as children, when Morgan and their sister were stolen by some Indians. Morgan would spend several years with ... See full summary »

Stars: Kurt Russell, Tim Matheson, Frank Salsedo, Dan O'Herlihy

Votes: 120

7. The Quest (1976 TV Movie)

PG | 93 min | Western

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Two brothers search the west for their sister, who was kidnapped as a child and is now living with a tribe of Indians.

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Kurt Russell, Tim Matheson, Brian Keith, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 198

8. Reel Injun (2009)

85 min | Documentary, Western

7.6
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63 Metascore

The history of the depiction of Native Americans in Hollywood films.

Directors: Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge, Jeremiah Hayes | Stars: Adam Beach, Chris Eyre, Russell Means, John Trudell

Votes: 1,096

9. 3 Bad Men (1926)

Unrated | 122 min | Romance, Western

7.6
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Three outlaws come to the aid of a young girl after her father is killed.

Director: John Ford | Stars: George O'Brien, Olive Borden, Lou Tellegen, Tom Santschi

Votes: 746

10. Paul Bunyan (1958)

Approved | 17 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

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The life, career, and challenges of the legendary giant lumberjack.

Director: Les Clark | Stars: Bill Lee, The Mellomen, Thurl Ravenscroft, Max Smith

Votes: 660

11. The Captive: The Longest Drive 2 (1976)

R | 80 min | Western

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While seeking their sister, Quentin and Morgan Beaudine come across Charlotte Ross, a white woman living with the Indians. Against her will, they take her back into town where she and her ... See full summary »

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Susan Dey, Joaquin Garay III, Tim Matheson, Kurt Russell

Votes: 52

12. Indian Paint (1965)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, Family, Western

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Nishko is a chief's son in the Great Plains, before Europeans arrive. During his rite of passage, he's determined to tame a painted pony. He approaches manhood while his peaceful clan is ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Johnny Crawford, Jay Silverheels, Pat Hogan, George J. Lewis

Votes: 117

13. Robbery Under Arms (1985)

Not Rated | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.7
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Fourth adaptation and first made for television of the classic Australian bushranger novel "Robbery Under Arms" by Rolf Boldrewood. Made by the South Australian Film Corporation during the ... See full summary »

Directors: Donald Crombie, Ken Hannam | Stars: Sam Neill, Steven Vidler, Christopher Cummins, Liz Newman

Votes: 156

14. The Thundering Herd (1933)

Passed | 62 min | Western

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Both Sprague and Jett and their crews are hunting buffalo. Doan is with Sprague and is looking for the Jett outfit where his girlfriend Milly is being held against her will. In addition to ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Randolph Scott, Judith Allen, Buster Crabbe, Noah Beery

Votes: 127

15. Lapse of Memory (1991)

85 min | Romance, Thriller

7.2
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After a terrible accident, a psychatrist has to help Bruce to regain his memory. In flashbacks we learn that his family had to flee from New York after his father uncovered a large case of ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Dewolf | Stars: John Hurt, Marthe Keller, Mathew Mackay, Kathleen Robertson

Votes: 172

16. A Home Out West

90 min | Drama, History | Post-production

The story of the first generation of Americans to settle the Great Plains of Kansas and Nebraska, told in their own words. In evocative black and white, it combines documentary and dramatic techniques in a unique fashion.

Director: Steven Schechter | Stars: Susanna Thompson, Don McManus, Donzaleigh Abernathy, Lisa Picotte

17. The Plow That Broke the Plains (1936)

Unrated | 25 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

6.3
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This documentary is about what happened to the Great Plains of the United States when a combination of farming practices and environmental factors led to the Dust Bowl of the 1930s.

Director: Pare Lorentz | Stars: Thomas Chalmers, Bam White

Votes: 526

18. Death of the Dream: Farmhouses in the Heartland (1999 TV Movie)

57 min | Documentary, History

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The disappearance of old farmhouses, and the families who lived in them, in the upper American Midwest.

Director: John Whitehead | Stars: Linda Kelsey, Robert Bly, William Cronon, Leo Dangel

Votes: 11

19. Conquista (1971)

39 min | Short, Adventure

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After the Spanish conquest of South America, solders traveled far into North America in search of treasure. In Conquista, a lost horse from Coronado's 1540 expedition comes across a Native ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Syson | Star: José María Serrano

Votes: 7

20. Hobo (1992 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

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Director: John T. Davis | Stars: Beargrease, Scott Caribou, Minot Louis, Big Red

Votes: 62

21. Flightless Birds (2005)

22 min | Short, Comedy

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The five remaining residents of Fairburn, South Dakota discover that it'll take a god-dang miracle to save America's small towns.

Director: Phil Johnston | Stars: Randy Ryan, Rebecca Wisocky, Carolyn Baeumler, Gene Jones

Votes: 9

22. Nancy Drew: Trail of the Twister (2010 Video Game)

E | Adventure, Mystery

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Teen detective Nancy Drew investigates a tornado research team that is experiencing dangerous equipment malfunctions.

Director: Tim Burke | Stars: Lani Minella, Jessica Avellone, Alex Robertson, Andrew Joseph Perez

Votes: 18

23. Lawless Plainsmen (1942)

Approved | 59 min | Action, Adventure, Music

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When Steve and Lucky bring a herd to market, Lucky gets into trouble and hides on an outgoing wagon train. Steve finds him and is about to bring him back when they are attacked and the ... See full summary »

Director: William Berke | Stars: Charles Starrett, Russell Hayden, Luana Walters, Cliff Edwards

Votes: 8

24. The Life of Buffalo Bill (1912)

Short, Biography, Western

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While on a vacation, an elderly Buffalo Bill dreams of his adventures as a young man when he scouted for the cavalry, fought Indians and captured outlaws.

Director: Paul Panzer | Stars: William F. Cody, William James Craft, Irving Cummings, Paul Panzer

Votes: 5

25. Chasing the Wind (1994 TV Movie)

25 min | Documentary

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Stars: Howard Bluestein, Lance Bosart, Jon Davies, Thomas P. Grazulis

26. Tornado Video Classics III (1995 Video)

120 min | Documentary

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Director: Thomas P. Grazulis | Stars: Erik Rasmussen, David Ross, Neil Ward

27. White Renegade (1931)

Passed | 66 min | Western

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Director: Jack Irwin | Stars: Tom Santschi, Blanche Mehaffey, Philo McCullough, Reed Howes

Votes: 6

28. Blizzards: Whiteout! (1999 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary, History

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A look at several devastating snowstorms in the United States, with emphasis on four: two in 1888, one in 1967 and one in 1979.

Stars: Pete Stacker, Marsha Ackermann, John Carter, Bob Crawford

29. The Enemy Wind (1992 TV Movie)

40 min | Documentary

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Director: Paul Iacono | Stars: Howard Bluestein, Bill Bunting, Mike Foster, Tollie Hartmann

30. The Chasers of Tornado Alley (1996 Video)

48 min | Documentary

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The Chasers of Tornado Alley is an award-winning documentary produced by veteran storm chaser Martin Lisius. It is a unique, behind the scenes look at real storm chasers and how they track and intercept nature's most powerful storms.

Director: Martin Lisius | Stars: Sam Barricklow, Keith Brown, Charles Doswell, Herbert Fiala

31. Fate of the Plains (1995 TV Movie)

57 min | Documentary

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The history, present, and future of the American Great Plains and its people.

Director: Christine Lesiak | Star: Barry Corbin

32. The Chase (1995 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary

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Director: Linda Mercer Lloyd | Stars: Betsy Abrams, Aaron Blaser, Matthew Crowther, Charles Doswell

33. Chasing Reality (2011 Video)

15 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Storm chasing is portrayed as an extreme sport on television, but the reality is dramatically different. In 'Chasing Reality,' storm chasers talk about life on the road, their peculiar ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Kridler | Stars: William Hark, Chris Kridler, Dave Lewison, Scott McPartland

34. How the States Got Their Shapes (2011–2012)
Episode: Midwest vs. The Rest (2012)

TV-PG | 22 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

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It's the glue that holds our map together and feeds America, but the Midwest is more than just state fairs and flyover country.

Director: Amber Engelmann | Stars: Brian Unger, David Struthers, Wayne Humphreys, Tony Schiano

Votes: 8

35. North America (2013– )
Episode: No Place to Hide (2013)

TV-PG | 48 min | Documentary

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A world of extreme storms and unpredictable blizzards, this land tests all those who set foot on it. From bunker building prairie dogs to the fastest land animals on the continent, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Selleck, Justin Anderson, Steve Backshall, Sonny Bass

Votes: 25

36. Lifesense: Our Lives Through Animal Eyes (1991– )
Episode: Seeds of Life (1991)

30 min | Documentary

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Director: John Downer | Star: Andrew Sachs

37. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Surviving the Dust Bowl (1998)

55 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.0
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In 1931 the rains stopped and the "black blizzards" began. Powerful dust storms carrying millions of tons of stinging, blinding black dirt swept across the Southern Plains--the panhandles ... See full summary »

Director: Chana Gazit | Stars: Matthew Modine, Liev Schreiber

Votes: 39